Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Reasons #5932 - #5934 That Trump Was Elected

The Trump administration is showing no signs of slowing its slashing of Obama-era regulations, beating their plans to cut two for every new rule and saving more than double what was hoped for, according to a new report.

“The Trump administration is making substantial deregulatory progress,” said a new report from American Action Forum. “The administration is prioritizing deregulation, and it is set to double its goals of a two-for-one deregulatory-to-regulatory ratio and $686.6 million in net savings,” said the report from forum experts Dan Bosch, director of regulatory policy, and Dan Goldbeck, a senior analyst.
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The Labor Department and Health and Human Services currently lead the regulation cutting pack in the detailed report seen here.
Women bureaucrats, and their children hurt worst.

Trump removes global warming from Obama-era executive order
President Trump late Thursday replaced an executive order signed by former President Obama that sought to reduce federal agencies’ energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The revocation came as part of a late-night executive order that instructs agencies to set their own goals for efficiency and “prioritize actions that reduce waste, cut costs, enhance the resilience of Federal infrastructure and operations, and enable more effective accomplishment of its mission.”

Obama signed the original order in 2015, with a goal of reducing the federal government’s greenhouse gas emissions 40 percent in a decade. It asked agencies to reduce buildings’ energy use by 2.5 percent per year, use clean energy for 25 percent of their energy needs and shrink water use by 36 percent.

Obama saw the measure as a key part of his pledge to reduce the nation’s greenhouse gas emissions 26 percent to 28 percent by 2030. But Trump has dismantled Obama’s environmental and climate agenda piece by piece, including major regulations and the emissions-cut pledge.

Trump’s new order, signed Thursday, only asks agencies to set their own goals, and to track their progress toward them, replacing the prescriptive targets in the Obama order.
Actually, sticking federal agencies with the cost and trouble of using clean energy and green buildings is just fine, as long as you don't give them any more money to do so.

Job Market Optimism Now At Highest Level Ever Recorded
The average American is more optimistic about their ability to find a job under the Trump administration than at any point previously recorded, according to a new poll.
Data released by Gallup on Monday showed 67 percent of Americans believe now is a "good time" to find a quality job. The results were buoyed across gender lines, with 71 percent of males and 59 percent of females decidedly optimistic about the job market.
The data stretched across all age, income, and education groups...
The numbers under President Trump stand in stark contrast to his predecessors. Prior to January of 2017, the number of respondents optimistic about the job market never inched above 50 percent. The poll also found that total optimism about the "availability of good jobs" has increased by 25 percentage points since November 2016.
Meanwhile, per PJMedia, a CBS poll says that 68% of the public gives Trump credit for the economy, with 35% saying he had a "great deal" of responsibility for the good economy, and another 33% saying he's "somewhat" responsible.

Oh, and for the sixth year in a row, the United States was the world's largest producer of fossil fuels.

It's important to remember that stored energy is a substitute for human labor. So the more energy we have, the more machines we can make run, and the more work we do as a species, resulting in more wealth for the human species to share and compete for.
Time is money. Energy is also money.
Nope. Not tired of winning. More Cowbell!:

Wombat-socho has "Rule 5 Sunday: Eponymous Shorts" up and at 'em at The Other McCain.

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